Chris Lange, FISM News
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), who headed up the now-defunct Jan. 6th select committee, made a shocking admission Wednesday that none of its members had actually ever reviewed the Capitol Police surveillance footage in its entirety.
“I’m not actually aware of any member of the committee who had access,” Thompson told CNN Wednesday, as reported by Alayna Treene. “We had a team of employees who kind of went through the video.”
Thompson said he doesn’t think any of the Jan. 6 members themselves ever had access to the footage — they let only staff view it. "I'm actually not aware of any member of the committee who had access. We had a team of employees who kind of went through the video."
— Alayna Treene (@alaynatreene) March 8, 2023
RedState writer “Bonchie” pointed out the significance of the stunning admission.
“Think about the implications of that. Thompson, Liz Cheney, and the rest of the January 6th committee members presented themselves as absolute authorities on what happened at the Capitol Building that day,” he wrote.
They claimed to have spent over a year personally investigating the matter, leaving no stone unturned. They then took that self-prescribed sense of authority and used it to spin a politically convenient narrative just before a major election that was immediately pronounced above reproach.
Mollie Hemingway, editor-in-chief at The Federalist, called the January 6 committee a “made-for-TV show trial.”
In stunning admission, the chairman of the J6 committee now confesses he never analyzed any footage before running the made-for-TV show trial with Liz Cheney. Absolutely insane. Even worse than we thought. https://t.co/55Cnfo7HMh
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) March 9, 2023